The schools “serve as resources and examples of how to combine the following best practices:
- Small, highly personalized learning communities;
- An interdisciplinary curriculum with a strong focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), delivered through a project-based instructional approach; and
- Active partnerships with businesses and the local community to connect learning beyond the classroom.
- Eastmont Junior High School (Eastmont)
- Secondary Academy for Success (Northshore)
- Science and Math Institute (Tacoma)
- Stewart Middle School (Tacoma)
- Toppenish High School (Toppenish)
- Odessa School District
- Aviation High School (Highline)
- Komachin Middle School (North Thurston)
- Mead School District
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.